Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Inspire Me Tuesday ~ 2.23.16

I had a beautiful dream a couple of nights ago.  My mom and my grandmother were in it.  Both are in heaven now and have been for quite some time so whenever I dream of them I wake up really happy.  It's as if I'm able to spend some time with them in my dreams.

This dream wasn't really about them.
When I dream about my mom it usually isn't about her.
It's usually about some message I'm subconsciously supposed to receive.
In my dream I was housesitting.  I had been housesitting for a few weeks.  My grandmother came back from her trip (it was her house that I was taking care of) and she was excited to see the puppies that her dog had in her absence.  I was surprised to see the puppies.  They were a few days old but I had completely overlooked them.  Yes I was feeding the dog and taking care of what needed to be taken care of in my grandmother's home but I was just going through the motions and was sort of in a fog.
So much so that I failed to see the puppies.
I remember feeling sad in my dream.
I was sad because I had missed out on spending time with these newborn puppies and now it was time for me to go.

I woke up wondering how my life related to that dream.

Do I need to slow down?
Smell the roses?

I truly have been working hard at slowing down...
I feel like the dream was about so much more.
I want to be purposeful in EVERYTHING that I do.
I don't want to do something just to do it.
I don't want to miss out on an opportunity because I overlook it because of my everyday chores.
I want to live every moment to the fullest.
Maybe I need a break from social media?
Do I need to stop playing candy crush?
Do I need to quit my job? 
Haha, just kidding Frank!  lol
I love when dreams inspire me.  My own personal "sermon!"  I'm going to let this one marinate for a little while.
So grateful for my little dream...

and now here's a little inspiration for you.
I'm loving the color Navy these days...
City Farmhouse has a great post about this "now trending" color!
I was seriously walking through my house yesterday and thinking that I needed to de-clutter. And then I read this article and well, yes, that sealed that deal!
Grab a tissue folks!  Christy had me wanting to run out to the nearest shelter and bring home my very on Sunny!
I LOVE white walls too, French Country Cottage!
And yes Jillian, I NEED these shoes.
I'm going to do this.  I love decorating with books and this is a great way to keep them neutral.
I'm in LOVE Marian!!  I want this sofa!
 I didn't get to share my Valentines Day decor because of my blogging hiatus... but here's a little peek at my Love-ly mantle. :)
It's going away....
On the agenda this week:
SPRING decorating!
I know we're still in February but Easter is in March this year!!!  I've got to get moving!
Have a wonderful Tuesday!  I hope you're inspired!

Thursday, February 11, 2016

My Lita

It's been almost a month since I've shared anything on the blog..


I've tried writing this multiple times but my heart wasn't ready.
On January 15th my paternal grandmother who we affectionately refer to as "Lita" passed away.
I was blessed to be by her side when she was called home.
I sang to her and prayed for her as she took her last breath. 
And then we wept.
She was a few months shy of turning 90 years old.
She was the most beautiful human being I have ever met in all of my life.
She loved so intently and in return was deeply loved.
She is the person that I've always aspired to be like.
She was my last living grandparent.
I'm still sad.  And it will take time to get used to the idea that she is no longer here.
Thank you for your patience....